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Museum Art Adventures for ages six to 12 continue on Aug. 9 & 12
POSTED: 07/12/2017
Young artists can start with archive photos and create something new during art adventure programs being presented in August by the Johnson County Museum.

This series is called Museum Art Adventures and is for ages six to 12. Each session focuses on experimenting with new art techniques and materials. Participants are guided through the process as they learn about the art and history of each theme. Projects change monthly and are connected to the museum's permanent, temporary, or KidScape exhibitions. This is a drop-off class, but parents are welcome to stay.

August Museum Art Adventures have the theme Before and After Drawing. Working with reproduced photos from the museum’s collection, participants will experiment with exhibiting artist Natalie Slater’s idea of creating interactive photography illustrating Route 66’s changes over time. This will involve transparencies, markers, and paint. This museum program is being presented twice: once on Wednesday, Aug. 9, and again on Saturday, Aug. 12.

These programs all take place beginning at 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located in the former King Louie Building at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each one-hour program is $13 per person, and museum members are $9 (call (913) 831-3359 to reserve member tickets). This cost includes admission to the museum and the new and expanded KidScape experience.

To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under fine & performing arts. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “art.” To register for these programs by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at

These programs are also eligible for credit in the Mindfulness dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U, call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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